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Grace Akinyi, an Assistant Research Officer at Viral Load Laboratory at the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) operates the Cobas 8800 System, the latest Molecular testing machine manufactured by Roche.

The PCR machine valued at an estimated, Ksh. 400 million boosts of unparalleled performance, absolute automation and unmatched flexibility.

The system can run up to 960 tests in an 8-hour shift (3,072 tests in 24 hours) with only three user interactions and very minimal operator interaction.


 

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Experts call for regional policy consideration on Tuberculosis laboratory diagnosis

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East African countries are likely to adopt changes in Tuberculosis laboratory diagnosis and treatment of Malaria and Antibiotics use for diarrhea diseases following findings of a four year regional research project in the three diseases.

The findings presented at the 10th East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) Regional Project Steering Committee and Joint Stakeholders meeting at Arusha,

Tanzania on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 makes key recommendations with significant policy implications in public health care for the five regional countries of Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and hosts, Tanzania.


 

New guidelines on HIV self-testing released

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Lack of effective HIV diagnosis has grossly hampered the fight against HIV, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Consequently, as the World Aids Day is observed today, the WHO, has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing aimed at improving access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis

In a special report released Tuesday, 29th November, 2016, reveals that more than 18 million people with HIV are currently taking ART



 

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The 4th Annual PAMCA Conference, scheduled for October 16th-18th, 2017, Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.

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Cholera

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Cholera is an acute enteric infection caused by the ingestion of bacterium Vibrio cholerae present in faecally contaminated water or food. WHO